Daily Scripture & Questions

Luke 17:11-18:14; John 11 Why are we to “remember Lot’s wife” (17:32)?  How is the parable of the persistent widow an argument from the lesser to the greater?  Luke 18:14 gives a core principle that is repeated in many ways – are you humble?  In John 11, we read of the raising of Lazarus, Jesus’ friend.  Why does this event create such a divide among the people, with many believing and others plotting Jesus’ death?

Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions

Read Luke 17:11-19. How many lepers were healed? How many returned to give thanks? Does your attitude of gratitude suggest that you would have been the one to come back and thank Jesus and praise God for your healing?

 Biblical Prayer Focus

Lamentations 2:18-19 “Their heart cried to the Lord. O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears stream down like a torrent day and night! Give yourself no rest, your eyes no respite! “Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.” As the anguish of the fall of Jerusalem caused people to earnestly pray, let us pour out our hearts like water and lift our hands for the lives of our children.”

Remember the defenseless children as well, born and unborn, asking the Lord to protect them and provide for them.